Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the manner or shape of a cylinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In the manner or shape of a cylinder; so as to be cylindrical.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In the manner of a cylinder
  • adverb With cylindrical symmetry

Etymologies

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cylindrical +‎ -ly

Examples

  • It's a cylindrically shaped device with one or two bolts on the bottom (shown).

    Tip of the Day: Drain the carburetor bowl on your lawn mower to protect the engine

  • A set of 18 fuel rods is arranged cylindrically in a carriage to form a fuel assembly.

    Light water graphite reactor (RBMK)

  • It's a cylindrically shaped device with one or two bolts on the bottom shown.

    Tip of the Day: Drain the carburetor bowl on your lawn mower to protect the engine

  • The resulting Hinterland 1 is a cylindrically-shaped four person vehicle defined by its iconic flowing lines and ultra-efficient electric engine.

    TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: The All-Electric Hinterland | Inhabitat

  • The innovation of blended Scotch whiskies got its start in a fit of blend rage in the first half of the 19th century with the invention of the cylindrically shaped column still.

    Spirit Of The Moment: In A Fit Of Blend Rage

  • For as a sphere must necessarily move spherically, and a cylinder cylindrically, according to the difference of their figures; thus his disposition makes an envious man move enviously to all things; and it is likely they should chiefly hurt their most familiar acquaintance and best beloved.

    Symposiacs

  • Near the end of May, the sand cherry (Cerasus pumila) adorned the sides of the path with its delicate flowers arranged in umbels cylindrically about its short stems, which last, in the fall, weighed down with goodsized and handsome cherries, fell over in wreaths like rays on every side.

    Walden

  • For as a sphere must necessarily move spherically, and a cylinder cylindrically, according to the difference of their figures; thus his disposition makes an envious man move enviously to all things; and it is likely they should chiefly hurt their most familiar acquaintance and best beloved.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Extending it upon the forecastle deck, he now proceeds cylindrically to remove its dark pelt, as an African hunter the pelt of a boa.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • As he moved toward the closed doors of the cylindrically walled room, they slid open soundlessly.

    DARK VICTORY

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